I love photographing newborns in my studio, I often opt to use the natural (window) light instead of studio flashes as it creates a softer warmer look to the images.
Ideally newborn images are best done whilst baby is 10-14 days old but I have photographed newborns as young as 5 days (hours old if you include my own!…yes I took my camera to the hospital) and slightly older at around 3-4 weeks old, even 6 weeks old. Please don’t ever convince yourself you have “missed the boat”.
They will never be as small and as new as they are today, they change so so quickly. The only difference between very new babies and those that are a few weeks old is that they are less ‘curled up’ and tend to have longer waking periods so whilst may not get the curled up sleepy shots you had in mind you will still capture some amazingly cute moments….they may even be smiling by the time they are 5-6 weeks old!
I created a blog post outlining some tips on taking your own newborn baby photographs at home, this was particularly relevant whilst photography studios were closed during the pandemic.
Soft neutral tones work well when styling newborn sessions, I tend to advise my clients to avoid lots of contrasting colours and pattern allow the focus to be on themselves and their new baby. Denim, white, creams, pale grey, pale blue or pale pink work well. We can include special little toys or blankets and hats too, if you don’t have anything you wanted to include then I have plenty of options in my Stafford photography studio.
I tend to avoid unnatural poses when it comes to newborn photography, its just not my style, I like babies to look like babies, how they would be at home….if they were cosy and relaxed and beautifully lit 😉 This is how you will remember them, not propped up in a plant pot or tiny armchair.
If you would like to find out more about my newborn photography sessions please email email@example.com or call 07773 064280. I also offer gift vouchers which are perfect for new parents or as a baby shower gift.